You’ll Be Able To Transfer From Pokemon Go To Sword And Shield By The End Of The Year

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We learned a ton of new details about Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion during The Pokemon Company’s latest video presentation, but that wasn’t all that was discussed during the broadcast. Near the end of the video, the company also reconfirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility is coming to Pokemon Home before the year is up, which means you’ll soon be able to move monsters you’ve caught in the mobile game into Sword and Shield.

The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did confirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, and from there into Sword or Shield (if that Pokemon appears in the Galar Pokedex). Previously, the only way to transfer Pokemon from Go to Home was through Let’s Go, Pikachu or Let’s Go, Eevee, but this only applied to Gen 1 monsters.

The Pokemon Company hasn’t yet detailed exactly how this transfer process will work, but there are a few caveats. First, the company notes that “certain special Pokemon” aren’t transferrable. This presumably applies to the costumed Pokemon that appear during events and other such monsters. Each transfer only works one way as well; any Pokemon brought from Go into Home cannot be returned to its original game.

There may be another wrinkle to the process. Serebii reports that the Japanese Pokemon support site mentions that transferring Pokemon from Go may cost PokeCoins. It appears that there will be a cooldown period after players transfer a Pokemon from Go to Home, and this period can be shortened by spending PokeCoins. It’s not yet clear how many PokeCoins this will cost.

If you do transfer a pocket monster over from the mobile

You Will Soon Be Able To Transfer Pokemon From Go To Sword And Shield

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The Pokemon Company shared some new details about Sword and Shield’s next DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during this week’s livestream, but that wasn’t all that was discussed during the broadcast. Near the end of the presentation, the company also confirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility will be added to Pokemon Home before the year is up.

The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did reconfirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, which means you can then bring them over into Sword or Shield (if that Pokemon appears in the Galar Pokedex).

The Pokemon Company hasn’t detailed how this transfer process will work, but there are a few caveats. First, the company notes that “certain special Pokemon” aren’t transferrable. This presumably applies to the costumed Pokemon that appear during events and other such monsters. Each transfer only works one way as well; any Pokemon brought from Go into Home cannot be returned to its original game.

There may be another wrinkle to the process. Serebii reports that the Japanese Pokemon support site mentions that transferring Pokemon from Go may cost PokeCoins. It appears that there will be a cooldown period after players transfer a Pokemon from Go to Home, and this period can be shortened by spending PokeCoins. It’s not yet clear how many PokeCoins this will cost.

If you do transfer a pocket monster over from the mobile game to Home, you’ll receive a few bonuses. First, you’ll get the Mystery Box in Pokemon Go. When this is opened, the Mythical Pokemon Meltan will spawn in the wild for a limited time, letting you catch it. You can read more about how

Pokemon Sword And Shield: Here’s Our First Look At Galarian Slowking In The Crown Tundra

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We got another look at Pokemon Sword and Shield’s second DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during the Pokemon livestream earlier this week. On top of revealing the DLC’s release date, the stream gave us our first glimpse at another new regional variant making its debut in the expansion: Galarian Slowking.

Much like Galarian Slowbro, which was introduced in the previous Isle of Armor DLC, Galarian Slowking is a dual Poison/Psychic type. Standard Slowpoke can evolve into either Slowbro or Slowking, and it appears that remains the case for these Galarian variants. Although The Pokemon Company didn’t yet detail how to evolve the Pokemon, it notes on the games’ official website that the evolution is triggered when “a Shellder bite set off a reaction between the chemicals secreted by Galarian Slowpoke’s brain and the spices inside its body.”

Galarian Slowking
Galarian Slowking

Galarian Slowking is classified as the Hexpert Pokemon, and it’s said they communicate with each other by chanting mysterious incantations. This ties into its new signature move, Eerie Spell, a Psychic-type attack that dishes out damage and reduces three PP from the last move the opposing Pokemon used.

Galarian Slowking also has a unique Ability called Curious Medicine. When this Pokemon enters the field, it automatically resets its ally’s stat changes.

Although it’s not yet clear how to get Galarian Slowking in Sword and Shield, you’ll first need to get a Galarian Slowpoke; these can be encountered in the wild around the Isle of Armor. As previously mentioned, you can also evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowbro, which has its own unique Ability–Quick Draw–and a unique signature move called Shell Side Arm. You can learn more in our guide on how to evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowbro.

The Crown Tundra expansion launches October 22. The DLC takes players to the